Nonprofit Partnership Provides Low-Cost Solar Power for Multifamily Affordable Housing in New York City
Solar One, GRID Alternatives Tri-State and Co-op Power today announced the launch of Affordable Solar New York. The nonprofit initiative will bring lowcost solar power to affordable housing providers in New York, which provide critical housing and services to low-income residents. Solar can significantly reduce energy costs for both operators and tenants, yet up-front costs, credit scores and complex financing remain significant barriers for this sector to access the technology.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announced today the second round of support for Solarize campaigns is now open. Under Andrew M. Cuomo’s NY-Sun Community Solar NY program, Solarize campaigns make solar easier and more affordable through community-driven initiatives and are an essential component of Reforming the Energy Vision (REV).
Tax Incentive Allows Businesses, Residents, and Municipalities to Install Solar Panels; However, They Only Receive These Benefits Upon Completion of the Project; With New Installations Contemplated in Rose, Williamson, City of Rochester, Henrietta, and Parma, Uncertainty About Solar Tax Credit’s Future Could Hamper Growth of Burgeoning Local Solar Companies
Poughkeepsie…The development of a 2.498 megawatt photovoltaic (PV) solar panel array at the Dutchess County Airport in the Town of Wappinger moved forward yesterday as the Dutchess County Legislature’s Environment Committee approved resolutions with lead agency status declaration as well as the approval and adoption of a Full Environmental Assessment Form (FEAF) and negative declaration of environmental significance in connection to the project. The resolutions will be considered by the full Dutchess County Legislature at their August Board meeting on Monday, August 10th
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced today that the three state operated ski resorts at Belleayre, Gore and Whiteface Mountain have committed to using solar power to operate their ski lift and snowmaking operations
Congressman Brian Higgins (NY-26) called on Congress to support the Solar Ready Vets program, a federal initiative introduced by the White House to provide job training and opportunities for veterans in the rapidly growing solar industry. Speaking on the House Floor on Earth Day, Higgins urged colleagues to support the new initiative.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced communities across the state have come together to bring clean and affordable solar power to their localities at a discounted cost of up to 20 percent. With 26 campaigns launching through Reforming the Energy Vision, communities can obtain solar installations as a large group rather than an individual household—making it cheaper for everyone involved. In addition, the program is helping remove many of the obstacles that inhibit solar options, such as feasibility studies and finding the right contractor.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a $160 million investment designed to grow large scale clean energy projects statewide. As part of the State’s Reforming the Energy Vision (REV) strategy, this funding is being made available to support public-private sector partnerships in clean energy projects. Funding will be administered competitively, and proposals will improve energy affordability and reliability, while also expanding new economic development opportunities and protecting the environment.